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Learn about Aboriginal Australia, investigate different ways of looking at the world, and open up career options in every sector you can imagine. Courses can uncover the history and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and environmental landscape of Aboriginal Australia.

Embark on a journey of discovery and personal growth by exploring some of the world's oldest living dialects through our courses in Aboriginal Languages. Much of Aboriginal culture is embedded in language teaching and is part of our shared national heritage, by learning an Aboriginal Language we can also learn much about our shared history. These courses would also be highly suitable for anyone working with Aboriginal people and their communities.

TAFE NSW offers a range of flexible and customised programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples as a step towards employment or to move forward in your career. Explore your options and talk to us about your eligibility to receive subsidised travel, accommodation and meals.

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Studying Aboriginal culture and language gives you the gift of connection with the language, the people, and the culture of the oldest living and surviving race of people on the planet. You’ll go on a historical journey as you develop Aboriginal language skills, and understand the deep historical bond that language signifies in Aboriginal culture.

You’ll find incredibly rewarding employment as an Aboriginal language specialist, as you immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture, inspire inclusion, break down social barriers and build strong community relationships.

Uncover the history of Aboriginal Australia with the Certificate III in Aboriginal Sites Work.

Connect with the rich Aboriginal language with the Certificate II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use.

Embark on a journey towards a rewarding career with a Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

Our Aboriginal culture courses teach you respect and understanding for Country and Culture. You’ll learn to support the revitalisation and protection of Aboriginal languages and encourage the use of Aboriginal language in your community to ensure current and future generations are instilled with rich cultural knowledge and language skills.

You’ll be able to listen, speak, read, and write using Aboriginal language. You can use these skills at home, in your community, and in teaching environments.

Whether you come from Ngunawal, Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi or Barindji country, there are exciting cultural career opportunities in every nation:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait land council or national wildlife officer
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander mentor
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teacher
  • Aboriginal translator or interpreter
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait language tutor
  • Cultural tour guide
  • Identified team leader roles

Inspire cultural awareness and education, and create deep community connections with the TAFE NSW Certificate III in Mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. You’ll mentor people to create powerful and lasting change in your community.

Aboriginal nations are wishing to reclaim, revitalise and reconnect with their traditional languages and cultural practices. Aboriginal cultural and language specialists are currently in demand, as there is a vast lack of suitably qualified Aboriginal learners and teachers.

Working in the Aboriginal culture and language sector helps you pass on vital language skills that inspire connection to culture and place, for generations to come.

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What job opportunities could an Aboriginal cultures course lead to?

Courses in Aboriginal Education is a great way to learn more about our country’s past, and how we can all be part of a unified future. Learning about Aboriginal cultures or Aboriginal languages can help prepare you for a standout career as an: 

  • Aboriginal Arts Practitioner or Administratorion
  • Aboriginal Languages Educator
  • Government Policy Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Aboriginal Sites Officer